Kuyl Named to Google Cloud Academic All-America Team
By Jill Guise
Assistant Director of Athletic Communications
Hopkins has now produced 15 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, including at least one selection in each of the last five years. Only the Hopkins baseball and football teams have produced more CoSIDA Academic All-Americans than the men’s swim team. Kuyl is just the fourth Blue Jay men’s swimmer to earn Academic All-America honors as a junior.
Kuyl is a 12-time All-American, including earning the maximum seven All-America honors at the 2018 NCAA Championships. He was also the national runner-up in the 100 Back (47.81) and 400 Free Relay (2:59.07) at this year’s championships. He holds school records in the both the 100 Back (47.81) and 200 Medley Relay (1:28.47) in addition to holding three school pool records (100 Back, 400 Free Relay, 800 Free Relay, 400 Medley Relay). Kuyl also boasts five of the top six times in the 100 Back in school history. In his career, he has helped Hopkins to three top-four finishes at the NCAA Championships.
Kuyl is majoring in neuroscience, with a concentration in systems neuroscience, and French and boasts a 3.59 cumulative GPA. In the fall of 2016, he used three-dimensional editing software to reconstruct a marmoset brain and for the last year, he has done acoustic analyses of marmoset spectrograms in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Since June 2010, Kuyl has been a Lead Instructor for the Wild Earth Wilderness Program in Accord, NY. He has also been a patient safety volunteer and operating room auditor at the Westchester Medical Center for the last two years.